15: Green Threads: Weaving Sustainability into Style

In this latest episode of the Style and Strategy Podcast, I'm excited to delve into the crucial topic of sustainability in fashion. Sparked by an engaging dialogue on the subject and an inspiring email from an aspiring personal stylist, Julie, this episode is dedicated to understanding the impact of our fashion choices on the planet and finding a harmonious balance between style and sustainability.

Key Summary:

  • Sustainability in Fashion: I kick off the discussion by highlighting the current trends in consumer behaviour towards more sustainable and ethical fashion choices. We explore the idea of clothing circularityā€”buying wisely, wearing well, making it last, and responsibly disposing of it.
  • Shocking Statistics: Unpacking a startling statistic from the Australian Fashion Council, I share insights into the alarming rate at which garments are purchased and discarded in Australia, prompting a deeper investigation into the effects of fast fashion.
  • Ethical vs. Sustainable Fashion: I clarify the distinction between ethical and sustainable fashion, emphasizing the importance of fair labor practices and environmental considerations in crafting a purposeful wardrobe. 
  • Consumer Impact: Highlighting the significant role personal style plays in promoting sustainability, I share strategies for making more conscious purchasing decisions that align with both ethical values and style preferences. 
  • Innovative Solutions for Garment Disposal: Offering creative alternatives to traditional garment disposal methods, I discuss how we can extend the life cycle of our clothes through resale, donation, and recycling, featuring examples like the consignment store @venla.
  • Spotlight on Sustainable Brands: I shine a light on ethical and sustainable brands that are leading by example in the fashion industry, such as KitEx, VegThreads, and Ahnsdorf, showcasing their commitment to eco-friendly practices and ethical manufacturing.


I encourage you to reflect on your personal style and wardrobe choices through the lens of sustainability. By making informed decisions, we have the power to impact the fashion industry and the environment positively. I invite you to join me in this transformative journey towards a more sustainable future, by making a difference, one garment at a time.

Listen to the full episode through the link in my bio and let me know your thoughts. If sustainability in fashion piques your interest or if you have insights to share, I'd love to hear from you.

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